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Correctional officer facing five felonies for trafficking with inmate at Putnamville (01/30/13)
A correctional officer, reportedly hoping to make $500 by passing narcotics to an inmate, instead lost his job and wound up in court Monday facing five felony charges. Andreas Kirby, 20, of Crawfordsville, who had been working as an officer at Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) since September, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 26 for allegedly trafficking drugs with an inmate...
40 years after Watergate, Bernstein to probe state of journalism in DePauw visit (01/30/13)
In 1973, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of The Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for their investigative reporting that uncovered the Watergate scandal. Forty years later, information is available from more sources than ever before via the Internet, yet newspapers are struggling and the future of traditional journalism is in question...
Houck Covered Bridge damaged by apparent drunk driving accident (01/30/13)
An alleged drunk driver crashed into one of the county's oldest covered bridges in a recent early-morning accident. County highway officials estimate it will take between $1,500 and $2,000 to repair Houck Covered Bridge, which crosses Big Walnut Creek in northern Washington Township...
Man arrested following DUI wreck with children in car (01/30/13)
A Bainbridge man was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department on Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol with two young children in the car with him. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Bobby J. Hood, 46, Bainbridge, was eastbound on County Road 175 North in a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire...
Parents to share story of son's alcohol related death at two NPHS programs (01/30/13)
North Putnam High School will host a student assembly program followed by an evening program for parents on Monday, Feb. 4. The student assembly will be at 2 p.m. with the parent program to begin at 7 p.m. Both programs will feature Carmel parents Norm and Dawn Finbloom as guest speakers...
Local woman assaulted in Indianapolis (01/30/13)
INDIANAPOLIS--A local woman was assaulted as she finished up a shopping trip with her husband on Saturday, Jan. 26. The woman, Delia Kamplain, was one of three assaulted on Saturday by an Indianapolis man. The suspect, 29-year-old Nathaniel Sconiers Jr., was arrested after assaulting two women and hitting a police officer in the face on Saturday around 4 p.m...
Baird takes part in Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (01/30/13)
INDIANAPOLIS -- State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) and House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse Tuesday in support of the "Suits and Sneakers" challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, last year 35,000 Hoosiers heard the words "you have cancer," and of those, 13,000 lost their lives to the disease...
Fan Installation (01/30/13)
A large fan was installed on Tuesday at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The fan is being installed at the inside arena to help combat the heat during the warmer months and at fair time. The fan should also produce less noise than the other smaller fans that didn't help as much with the heat or noise produced during fair time...
Area 7 Nutrition Site to close temporarily in Putnam County (01/30/13)
At the beginning of February, the nutrition site for congregate and home-delivered meals provided by Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled/WCIEDD Inc. will move from the Putnam County Senior Center at its request. The agency is currently looking for a new location to serve the nutrition needs of senior citizens and disabled adults of Putnam County...
Care Net begins capital campaign to fund permanent home (01/30/13)
Care Net is a not-for-profit ministry funded through donations by individuals, businesses and churches throughout Putnam County. Care Net is seeking to fund the down payment for the house being purchased through a special capital campaign. Care Net needs to raise $21,000 for the 20 percent down payment and closing cost by Jan. 31...
Dance Workshop to host fitness challenge (01/30/13)
Dance Workshop will be hosting a fitness challenge, "A Better Me, a Better You," starting Friday, Feb. 1 going through April 1. All dance workshops locations will be participating in the challenge, which includes percent of weight loss, inches loss and class attendance...
Tigers Cubs creaky against Owen Valley (01/30/13)
In what could be a preview of the Sectional 28 championship game in a couple weeks, the Greencastle girls' basketball team hosted Owen Valley on Tuesday. The Tigers Cubs will hope to flip the script the next time the two teams meet as GHS lost 53-39...
Cloverdale girls lose regular season finale at Shakamak (01/30/13)
The Cloverdale girls' basketball team lost at Shakamak on Tuesday, 53-47, in its final regular season game of the 2012-13 season. The Clovers will enter tournament play next Friday with a record of 7-14. "Tonight's outcome was a tough one to swallow," CHS head coach Matthew Langdon said. "Our girls played their guts out to the end. Shakamak had some height that we just couldn't match so we tried pushing the ball up as much as possible."...
Eels slip past SPHS (01/30/13)
CLAY CITY -- As girls' basketball sectional play looms large on the horizon next week, visiting South Putnam was looking to maintain some momentum on the road at Clay City Tuesday night after gaining a West Central Conference victory over Cloverdale last week...
DePauw women stay perfect with win at Kenyon (01/30/13)
GAMBIER, Ohio -- The top-ranked DePauw women's basketball team scored the first eight points of the second half to extend a six-point halftime lead to 14 and the margin stayed in double figures the rest of the way as the Tigers topped Kenyon by a 77-57 score in North Coast Athletic Conference action...
MS boys' county tournament finals set for tonight (01/30/13)
The finals for the 2013 Putnam County middle school boys' basketball tournament are tonight at Cloverdale high school. In the seventh grade game Greencastle will take on South Putnam. In the eighth grade game Greencastle will face off against North Putnam...
NP Youth Baseball League registration coming (01/30/13)
The North Putnam Youth Baseball League is preparing for its annual registration. Dates to sign up are Saturday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. Registration is at the North Putnam Middle School Commons...
Scanner for Jan. 30, 2013 (01/30/13)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Friday, Jan. 25 at 9:32 p.m. George Perry, 37, Hanover, was arrested on five counts of nonsupport of a dependent. At 10:54 p.m., Allain Yvel Duncan, 19, Coatesville, and Austin Will Hagood, 20, Marietta, Ga., were lodged at the jail for public intoxication and for being minors in consumption of alcohol...
A court decision of biblical proportions witnessed locally (01/30/13)
From where we sit, our courtroom judges would do well to emulate the historic qualities of their biblical brethren. Of course, then again, wouldn't we all. But our judges, decision-makers that they are, probably are best served to employ a major dose of the patience of Job, seasoned with a heaping helping of the wisdom of Solomon...
Demand to know the true source of your food (01/30/13)
To the Editor: Ag Forecast precedes Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association's annual Fish Fry at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Saturday, Feb. 2 in Grand Hall at 9:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public. Purdue's Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, Candace Croney, will lead discussion with Purdue experts and the USDA, titled "Balancing Act: Meeting the Growing Demands for Food, Enhanced Animal Well-being and Consumer Trust."...
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